McElhenney to executive produce original animated dark comedy series under his RCG shingle along with Geoff Barbanell and Itai Grunfeld.
AUSTIN, TX -- SVOD content specialists Rooster Teeth has ordered eight episodes of the original animated dark comedy, Spikeface, from RCG, the production company of Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day and Glenn Howerton, creators, executive producers and stars of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
Spikeface tells the story of one of the world’s great horror icons who slaughters a couple at a roadside motel, discovers they have a baby girl and decides to raise the orphan as his own, which pisses off his roommates, other horror icons, who live to destroy people, not help raise them.
McElhenney will executive produce the eight-episode original series that is based on an idea by writers and executive producers Geoff Barbanell and Itai Grunfeld. 3 Arts Entertainment will also executive produce, along with Rooster Teeth co-founders Matt Hullum and Burnie Burns. Spikeface will be produced in-house by Rooster Teeth Animation and will premiere as a Rooster Teeth original series in 2019 on Rooster Teeth’s streaming service available at RoosterTeeth.com and on Xbox One, Apple TV, iOS and Android apps, with memberships starting at $4.99 a month. Casting and more details have yet to be announced.
“So many of us at Rooster Teeth are huge fans of Rob and we can’t wait to help him and his team bring Spikeface to life,” Rooster Teeth co-founder and Chief Creative Officer Burnie Burns commented on developing the project with McElhenney. “Plus this sends a really strong message to young people: if you study, work hard and produce over a decade of top quality beloved network television programming, well then maybe you can get your own show on the internet too.”
Nine more series and pilots round out a slate set to premiere on Rooster Teeth, including Motor Knight, co-produced with the internet animation group “Flashgitz” and four new unscripted live-action shows featuring Let’s Play gaming groups Achievement Hunter and Funhaus, including The Weird Place, an unscripted reality show produced in partnership with iconic artist collective Meow Wolf that will be shot in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Source: Rooster Teeth